Mahara is on the Tapu-Coroglen road off the Thames Coast, half an hour north of Thames and one hour south of Coromandel. The Tapu-Coroglen road is well sign posted.
"I live on a 10 acre block of land and I have developed it into a sculpture park with a focus on the spiritual, which is why the Labyrinth. I want people to be able to come and walk my garden and enjoy and go away with something added to their lives even if they are not quite sure what! It's a VERY HIGH rain fall area, but plenty of tropical bush and very beautiful."
Mahara Park is a magical garden, sculpture park and pottery. It is nestled in the peaceful Tapu Valley of New Zealand, under the majestic Maumaupaki Mountain.
Heather is an Artist and Sculptor. You can visit her studio and outdoor shop display. Wander in the developed wilderness, featuring ponds and hidden sculpture and an ancient looking Stone Circle where you can meditate. Stroll through beautiful bush, planted with Kauri, Nikau and many other Natives and exotics with stunning established eucalyptus trees contrasting with New Zealand ponga and tree ferns. Sculptures are placed along the walk.
The walk opens out into the park to view the collection of sculptures created from clay, cement, wood and Hinuera stone by many different Artists. You can have a swing or walk the labyrinth or sit in a pyramid.
The labyrinth is a classical or seven circuit Labyrinth, approximately 25-30 metres across. "
It was made from Earth walls originally in 2000 but we found it to be too hard to maintain, so we planted it with 558 Buxus hedge plants that we grew from cuttings. It was planted on the 1st September 2007 with the help of one of my daughters and son in-law. The pathways are a very fine metal. The Labyrinth is growing fantastically well and is a pleasure to walk. A Ley Line runs through the Mahara Property giving it an extra potent energy."
436 Tapu-Coroglen Rd
(4.5kms from Tapu)
Availability: Open most days 10-2, best to ring to be sure. Charge $5.00
Phone: +64 7 868 4817
Mahara Garden Pottery
and Sculpture Park
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Feel drawn to stop and meditate at the Stone Circle.